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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final rule on employee versus independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Effective March 11, 2024, this final rule provides guidance on how employers determine employee versus independent contractor status. Relying on a multifactor economic reality test, the […]

ESOPs May Be the Key to Operating Tax-free in the Cannabis Space

ESOPs May Be the Key to Operating Tax-free in the Cannabis Space

Cannabis operators focus heavily on tax mitigation, employee retention, growth strategies, and profitable exit. A properly structured ESOP is a great tool to accomplish all those goals and more. In a recent webinar, “Cannabis ESOPs – The Industry Game Changer”, AAFCPAs’  David McManus, CPA, CGMA, Tax Partner & National Cannabis Practice Leader and Joshua England, LLM, Esq., […]

Employee Benefit Plan Risk Update 2024

Employee Benefit Plan Risk Update 2024

Employee Benefit Plan Risk Update | Webinar OnDemand Watch AAFCPAs’ employee benefit plan and assurance leaders for an engaging quickfire session on the Department of Labor’s 2024 agenda. Gain strategic insights on plan cybersecurity, SECURE 2.0 updates, and the proposed fiduciary advice rule. Leave with knowledge to better manage risk inherent for retirement plan fiduciaries […]

Best Practices for Foreign Companies Establishing a U.S. Presence and Hiring U.S. Employees

Best Practices for Foreign Companies Establishing a U.S. Presence and Hiring U.S. Employees

Foreign companies entering the U.S. have a lot to consider from a tax, accounting, and legal perspective prior to commencing operations in the U.S. Because establishing a legal entity can take time to complete, with multiple steps and potential bottlenecks to accommodate, AAFCPAs advises that clients understand the timeline and plan accordingly. The first step […]

TerrAscend Corp. Joins Other Operators Changing 280E Tax Position 
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TerrAscend Corp. Joins Other Operators Changing 280E Tax Position 

AAFCPAs would like to make cannabis clients aware that TerrAscend Corp., in its fourth-quarter earnings call, announced it would no longer be making tax payments under Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code. The company’s Chief Financial Officer noted its legal basis in doing so comes from a legal interpretation based on a similar position […]

CARM Set to Transform Canada Imports
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CARM Set to Transform Canada Imports

This article has been updated. AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of a significant new requirement related to Canada customs. The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) is a new initiative, which is expected to notably transform how importers interact with Canada Customs. Importers should be aware that CARM will […]

Los Angeles and San Francisco City Taxes Due

Los Angeles and San Francisco City Taxes Due

While most taxpayers are focused on federal and state tax obligations, city taxes can often slip under the radar, leading to potential oversights. AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that two California city taxes affecting businesses in Los Angeles and San Francisco are due February 29, 2024. Los Angeles City Tax This is a […]

AAFCPAs’ Tomás Pueyo Provides NBC Boston Viewers with Tax Insight
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AAFCPAs’ Tomás Pueyo Provides NBC Boston Viewers with Tax Insight

NBC Boston (January 30th, 2024) – In an interview for NBC Boston, Tomás A. Pueyo, Jr., CPA, MSA provided insight on how taxpayers can make the most of their returns. Things like charitable donations, home improvements or rent can all mean deductions or credits on your taxes. Tomas is a member of AAFCPAs Commercial Tax […]

Tax Season Brings Rise in Cyber Crime

Tax Season Brings Rise in Cyber Crime

Cybercriminals are looking for ways to capitalize on tax season, with scams on the rise as businesses and individuals prepare to file returns. This means the simple act of opening an email or answering a call could put you at risk of identity theft or return preparer fraud. Making matters worse is a rise in […]